The EFF intends to tighten up its land tenure program without compensation and now wants to start taking farms in the Free State to provide for its councilors.
This party believes it is high time that every one of its 70 EFF councilors in the province gets a seat and every marginalized member, says Mandisa Makesini, EFF Free State leader.
The wheels have apparently been set and the Free State EFF is holding a big summit on Saturday, which will discuss, among other things, the land issue and the expropriation of land in the Free State.
Prof. André Duvenhage, the political analyst at North-West University in Potchefstroom, says “the EFF’s plan could lead to large-scale instability in the country and farmers will start shooting. They will not just take their farms. ”
He says the EFF wants to take a more radical direction after the state speech Thursday.
“The big risk is not the change of legislation, but the fact that people want to use their own right which is their own understanding or interpretation of the amendment of Art. 25 of the Constitution. ”
Duvenhage says he expects the state leaders in the ANC, the EFF, Black First Land First and the new group Radical Economic Transformation (RET), which was formed at Klipfontein this weekend to support the former press.
It is a Robert Mugabe strategy to play the ground map for populism. It’s a Zim card to protect state hijackers, ”he says.
The fact that the EFF wants to intensify its programs for land grabs without compensation makes one worry, because the farmers will not sit back and watch.
Makesini says in the Free State the EFF wants to take occupied land and vacant land in all municipal areas in the Free State.
“That’s what we want to do. If farms are left unused and not used, we will seize them. Is it right that one farm owner owns five farms because our people have nothing? Our people need to find land that they can cultivate and produce food on it. ”